About Paul Smith’s

When it comes to cookie-cutter colleges, Paul Smith’s is anything but. In fact, we’re the only 4-year college inside the boundaries of the world-famous “forever wild” Adirondacks.

Students at Paul Smith’s College experience a hands-on education that combines proven career training with a meaningful exploration of self, society and the earth:

  • if you’re a forestry major, you’ll play a role in the sustainable management of the college’s 14,000-acre property
  • if you’re a fisheries and wildlife science major, you will learn to tag and track different species
  • if you’re an entrepreneurial business studies major, you will write a working business plan for a local operation

Living and learning here requires a special kind of student – someone who values the abundance of our natural landscape and embraces our spirit of creative self-reliance. We call ourselves Smitties. Sounds like you? Let’s talk!

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